Mark Zuckerberg is Married!

21 May

This weekend Priscilla Chan became Mrs Facebook! Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married his girlfriend of nine years on Saturday in a ceremony so secret that even the guests did not know they would be attending a wedding!

They turned up at Zuckerberg’s £4.5million home in Palo Alto, California, thinking they were there to celebrate Priscilla Chan’s graduation from her degree in pediatrics, and instead were greeted by Zuckerberg (who famously always wears jeans and hoodies) in a navy suit and tie, and his bride in an ivory laser-cut floral wedding dress by designer Claire Pettibone, adorned with matte sequins lined in silk.

Zuckerberg, 28, and Chan, 27, spent four months planning the wedding, but had not publicly revealed they were engaged after their nine-year relationship which started when she was a freshman and he a sophomore at Harvard. The only announcement came after the event on, of course, Mark’s Facebook page, where he posted a picture of himself and his new wife and changed his relationship status to ‘married’.

The nuptials were relatively modest, the meal was a £7.50 Mexican food menu from his favourite local restaurant, dessert was a selection of chocolate mice at £2 each, and the venue was the back garden of his five-bedroom home.

The couple met while waiting in line for the bathroom at a party hosted by Mr Zuckerberg’s fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi in 2003, and have lived together for 3 years.

The day before the wedding, Facebook floated on the stock market and Mark´s fortune rose to £12billion. Even after Friday’s IPO, Mr Zuckerberg remains Facebook’s single largest shareholder, with 503.6million shares, and he controls the company with 56 per cent of its voting stock. The site, which was born in a dorm room eight years ago, has grown into a worldwide network of almost a billion people.

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